A Diagnostic Assessment for Dyslexia is the only way that dyslexia can be formally identified. Diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia are carried out by experienced specialist teachers and psychologists across the UK. As dyslexia is not a medical condition, a diagnostic assessment it is not covered by the NHS.
You can find out more about what to look for when appointing an assessor here.
Our Individual Assessment Service means that we will be able to put you in contact with a BDA Approved Assessor that can organise and carry out a Diagnostic assessment for Dyslexia for you or your child. Our approved assessors can offer face to face assessments and remote assessments via video platform such as Zoom. This service is for self funded assessments.
We cannot assess for any other Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyscalculia at this time. Dyscalculia - British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)
If the assessment is being funded by your child’s school, a local authority, a university, an organisation or your employer we will organise the assessment for you under our Corporate Assessment Service. Our approved assessors can offer face to face assessments and remote assessments via video platform such as Zoom.
Reports following a Diagnostic assessment are not intended to be used in a court of law. If you require the assessment for a tribunal or court case you would require an expert witness. https://portal.bps.org.uk/Psychologist-Search/Directory-of-Expert-Witnesses
Please note that all diagnostic assessors are taking bookings months in advance due to availability.